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Old 08-26-2003, 06:48 PM   #1
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Question opening *.run files

Well i was taught windows early and just got Red Hat Linux (9. somthing) on my new computer and i am trying my best but i cant figure how to do anything i need a tutor or somthing so i downloaded several thing i thought i would need and most are *.run files HELP!!!!

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Old 08-26-2003, 07:16 PM   #2
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type "sh"
that'll run the file,
also learn to use the "man" command. "man -k sh" or something like that would tell you how to use it.
Old 08-26-2003, 07:35 PM   #3
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you can also do:


You may have to make the file executable first, like:

chmod +x
Old 08-26-2003, 07:37 PM   #4
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First u must make the .run file executable...

chmod +x

After that, just type ./ to execute.

The above assumes you're in a console and is in the same directory as the file.



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